Nikki Sixx

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Calls Pearl Jam “One Of The Most Boring Bands In History” After Eddie Vedder Disparages 80s Glam Metal Scene


Pearl Jam vocalist/guitarist Eddie Vedder has found himself beefin’ with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx online lately. The apparently developing feud arose after some comments made by Vedder about Mötley Crüe and the glam metal scene they helped champion incensed Sixx.

Speaking recently with The New York Times, Vedder fired the first shot while expressing his disdain for the glam metal scene of the late 80s/early 90s. As a frontrunner of the then nascent grunge scene, Vedder‘s band Pearl Jam of course helped nail the coffin shut on the glam metal movement and much of the culture that surrounded it, as mainstream popularity rapidly shifted towards grunge above all.

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Speaking of that, he offered:

“You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls‘ and Mötley Crüe: fuck you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.

Vedder continued:

Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth. But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power‘s and not Heather Locklear‘s — nothing against her. They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”

Firing back via social media, Sixx tweeted the following in response this past Friday, February 04th:

Sixx also unleashed some more barbs towards Pearl Jam and Vedder in response to users on Twitter:

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